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Christy Striplin Leads Jackets on Day Two of National Collegiate Tennis Classic

Jan. 13, 2007

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Christy Striplin advanced to Sunday’s semifinals with a pair of singles victories on the second day of competition in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, which is being contested at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, Calif.

Striplin posted a 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 victory over USC’s Sarah Fansler in her first singles match of the day and advanced to Sunday’s semifinal match against UCLA’s Yasmin Schnack with a 6-3, 6-1 win against Southern Cal’s Dianne Matias in the quarterfinals.

Joining Striplin on the third day of competition will be Amanda Craddock, who will face Baylor’s Zuzana Cerna in the semifinals of the consolation bracket. On Saturday, the freshman stunned Northwestern’s Alexis Prousis, 6-0, 6-1, before knocking off Prousis’ teammate, Nazlie Ghazal, 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.

Craddock and fellow rookie Kirsten Flower faced Northwestern’s top doubles tandem of Alexis Prousis and Georgia Rose on Saturday, but couldn’t advance to Sunday’s doubles competition, falling 9-7.

Also competing in singles matches on day two were Flower, who dropped a 6-2, 6-3 match to Northwestern’s Sam Murray, and Amanda McDowell, who fell to USC’s Lindsey Nelson by a 6-1, 6-2 margin.

Georgia Tech Results

(Fri.) Amanda Craddock/Kirsten Flower (GT) def. Lejla Hodzic/Whitney Deason (Stanford), 9-8 (3)

(Fri.) Sarah Fansler/Dianne Matias (USC) def. Amanda Craddock/Kirsten Flower (GT), 8-5

(Sat.) Alexis Prousis/Georgia Rose (NW) def. Craddock/Flower (GT), 9-7

(Fri.) Amanda McDowell/Christy Striplin (GT) def. Vanja Corovic/Ristine Olson (Texas), 9-8 (5)

(Fri.) Judy DeVera/Amanda Fink (USC) def. McDowell/Striplin (GT), 8-4

(Fri.) McDowell (GT) def. Zuzana Chmelarova (Baylor), 6-4, 6-0

(Sat.) Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. McDowell (GT), 6-1, 6-2

(Fri.) Flower (GT) def. Sarah Lancaster (Texas), 7-6 (6), 6-4

(Sat.) Sam Murray (NW) def. Flower (GT), 6-2, 6-3

(Fri.) Striplin (GT) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA), 6-1, 6-1

(Sat.) Striplin (GT) def. Sarah Fansler (USC), 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

(Sat.) Striplin (GT) def. Dianne Matias (USC), 6-3, 6-1

(Sun.) Striplin (GT) vs. Yasmin Schnack (UCLA)

(Fri.) Courtney Zauft (Texas) def. Craddock (GT), 6-4, 6-1

(Sat.) Craddock (GT) def. Prousis (NW), 6-0, 6-1

(Sat.) Craddock (GT) def. Nazlie Ghazal (NW), 6-1, 6-2

(Sun.) Craddock (GT) vs. Zuzana Cerna (Baylor)

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